Brugal Blanco Especial Rum £12.99 @ sainsburys
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Brugal Blanco Especial Rum £12.99 @ sainsburys

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Found 29th Apr 2013
Sainsbury's have Brugal Blanco Rum reduced from £20.99 to £12.99. Brugal is the best selling rum in the Caribbean ( they do know a thing or two about rum in that part of the world ). It gets some pretty good reviews online. A quick google search showed the next cheapest price is £19.99 so a decent saving.

I can't see the Blanco on Sainsbury's website, but going by the SEL it looks like it should be Nationwide.

THE PRETENTIOUS BIT
Tasting Notes
Very Smooth. To my eyes, Brugal Blanco is crystal clear, platinum even, or as Brugal likes to say “Shiny.” If colorless can be attractive, this is it.

The aromas are so light and clean they give the sense of pure, sweet clarified sugarcane, mild citrus, with slight coconut, vanilla, and just a twinge of alcohol in your nose. The initial taste reveals a more full bodied rum than we normally expect from a blanco, but it’s undeniably smooth, refined with a crisp sweetness that to gives a lasting finish when sipped neat, and adds that desirable white rum zest to delicate cocktails.

Anecdotes
Brugal Blanco is distilled in stills produced in India from sugarcane molasses grown in the Dominican Republic. A proprietary strain of yeast (also sourced from India) is introduced to the wash, and fermentation is allowed to occur for approximately 40 hours was is allowed to ferment for approximately 40 hours. Brugsl rums are given two passes through the column stills. The first pass yields a spirit of 90% ABV, the second pass through the rectifying column raises that to about 95% ABV. The spirit is diluted to 65% ABV for aging. Blanco is aged for up to two years in white American oak barrels formerly used to age bourbon, and stacked in a vertical orientation at Brugal’s aging facilities. Before bottling the rum is diluted with pure mountain spring water from Puerto Plata.


Opinion
The characteristic fishnet packaging that surrounds most of Brugal’s rums appears most attractive on the Blanco bottle over all the others. The white thread adds a rich silvery appearance to the rum and makes the bottle look more upscale without burdening the customer with costly irrelevant adornment. But quality is really about the rum inside, and there,

Brugal Blanco does not disappoint. It’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to drink, especially in a classic cocktail. My personal choice is a simple daiquiri, where it is absolutely brilliant.

Reviewed: March 2012 at the Rum Gallery, USA.

7 Comments

Banned

nice mixer with Gin

Original Poster

Alinshearah

nice mixer with Gin



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Banned

Brugal is good stuff

Original Poster

Back home and have had a taste now. I tried it over some crushed ice and with ice and a bit of Coke. Not bad at all. Smooth enough to drink on its own, but better with a small amount of mixer. Not in the league of the big hitters like El Dorado (but a third of the price), but better than your standard sub £20 rums, and way way better than Bacardi ( and at £12.99 also cheaper). Worth picking up a bottle if you like a nice rum and are near a Sainsbury's.
Edited by: "blowbrown" 29th Apr 2013

Original Poster

A quality rum, 50% cheaper than you can buy it anywhere else, and the deal goes cold. Tough crowd. Now where did I put that bottle ?
Edited by: "blowbrown" 29th Apr 2013

Not a rum drinker myself, but a good deal nevertheless

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blowbrown

Back home and have had a taste now. I tried it over some crushed ice and … Back home and have had a taste now. I tried it over some crushed ice and with ice and a bit of Coke. Not bad at all. Smooth enough to drink on its own, but better with a small amount of mixer. Not in the league of the big hitters like El Dorado (but a third of the price), but better than your standard sub £20 rums, and way way better than Bacardi ( and at £12.99 also cheaper). Worth picking up a bottle if you like a nice rum and are near a Sainsbury's.

Bacardi is crap
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